Re: OK to limit water on an excessive drinker??

Kerry Isherwood

IMO, you should never limit a horse's access to water, especially in the heat, and definitely not for the reason given. You need to address the excessive consumption of 25 gals/day, which is **way** above normal for a horse at rest. Its likely from poorly controlled PPID/IR. It appears that you were not able to ever get an ACTH that was considered accurate, correct? Are you confident that the appt on the 27th will yield results you are finally able to believe?

Limiting consumption will not change production, as Jasper will simply "make up" for what was denied as soon as he has access. It will not fix your bedding wastage and denying water is a major risk factor for impaction colic.

Kerry in NY
Sept 2014

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